SETI

How Should the World’s Governments Respond if We Detect an Alien Civilization?

Science fiction is the realm where people traditionally wrestle with the idea of contact with an ETI (Extraterrestrial Intelligence.) But…

2 days ago

Upcoming Missions Could Search for Ancient Alien Technology Within the Solar System

In a recent report, researchers with the Penn State Extraterrestrial Intelligence Center recommend that we search for extraterrestrial intelligence here…

1 week ago

Alien Artifacts Could Be Hidden Across the Solar System. Here’s how we Could Search for Them.

Do aliens exist? Almost certainly. The universe is vast and ancient, and our corner of it is not particularly special.…

3 weeks ago

Legendary Astronomer Frank Drake has Passed Away

Legendary astronomer Frank Drake has passed away at the age of 92. Known primarily for his Drake Equation -- an…

1 month ago

Before we Develop Self-Replicating Machines to Explore the Universe, we Should Figure out how to Turn Them off Again

In a recent study, aerospace engineer Prof. Alex Ellery proposes a biologically-inspired method that could keep self-replicating robots from running…

2 months ago

Snooping on Alien Messages Passing Through the Solar System

Researchers at Penn State University have studied a new technique that could use a star’s ability to focus and magnify…

3 months ago

Chinese Astronomers Detect an Interesting (But NOT Alien) Signal With the FAST Radio Observatory

Unfortunately, China's 500-Meter Aperture Spherical Telescope (FAST) did NOT detect possible alien signals, only radio interference from Earth.

4 months ago

Another few Weeks of Observations Could Tell us if the Wow! Signal Repeats

The famous Wow Signal might be a repeating radio burst, and astronomers might soon prove it.

4 months ago

There Could Be Four Hostile Civilizations in the Milky Way

In a series of papers, amateur astronomer and exoplanet researcher Alberto Caballero narrows down who could have sent the Wow!…

4 months ago

Humanity Will Need to Survive About 400,000 Years if We Want any Chance of Hearing From an Alien Civilization

If there are so many galaxies, stars, and planets, where are all the aliens, and why haven't we heard from…

5 months ago